Benediction is a portrait of World War I poet/anti-war activist, Siegfried Sassoon, who lived during an era when being gay was unacceptable. Terence Davies takes a look at Siegfried Sassoon’s life, both as a young man (Jack Lowden) and in his later years (Peter Capaldi). If you were worried that the film might make an attempt to straightwash his life, you have nothing to worry about. This is a complex role in any way you…"Benediction – Toronto 2021"
Ammonite seeks to tell the story of paleontologist Mary Anning but there’s more here than meets the eye when it comes to actual truth. When we first meet Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) in the 1840s, the paleontologist already has her best days behind her. The Lyme Regis resident now resorts to hunting fossils and hoping that wealthy tourists will buy them. This is really the only way that she can support both herself and her…"NewFest 2020: Ammonite"
Fans of the Elton John musical fantasy can bring home Rocketman today on both Blu-ray and DVD with a massive amount of bonus content. For the lucky fans, there are limited quantities of the combo pack that will include a collectible booklet with a message from Sir Elton John. As I wrote earlier this year for the theatrical release, the Oscar is going to be Taron Edgerton’s to lose. Synopsis Rocketman is an epic musical…"Rocketman launches on Blu-ray, DVD"
Rocketman offers everything that we want in a well-crafted biopic musical of Sir Elton John from the show-stopping numbers to the costume changes. The man that we know as Elton John (Taron Edgerton) was originally Reginald Dwight. He would eventually tour around the world as a rock star. This film shows that transformation albeit with somewhat of a fantasy aspect. Even for being fantasy, the film clearly has a heart. It’s grounded by way of…"Rocketman: Elton John Biopic Musical Crushes It"
Patrick is a cute little comedy that comes from across the pond in Britain but let’s be honest in that we’re only watching for the lovable pug. The only thing that Sarah Francis (Beattie Edmondson) was looking forward to doing was starting her new job as an English teacher. Her grandmother (Ann Queensberry) had other plans when she suddenly dropped dead. Her death is sad but she only serves one tragic purpose her by moving…"Patrick Will Still Your Heart With Cuteness"